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Harry Milburn – New Artist

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Harry Milburn to the Meiklejohn team. With a background in design and publishing, Harry’s impressive illustrations have been commissioned by a diverse range of clients, making him equally at home creating an epic travel-style poster or a graphic, concept-driven visual.

 

 

Inspired by his love of nature and travel, Harry’s confident, eye-catching style has a distinctive textural quality and rich colour palette, often influenced by mid-century illustration and vintage signage.

 

Lucy Davey illustrates the latest cover for BBC’s Countryfile Magazine

 

Lucy Davey has created 4 dazzling new landscape illustrations, celebrating British countryside for the latest cover of BBC’s Countryfile Magazine.

 

 

The work centres around Summer adventures, and Lucy has been able to distil the feeling of hot, sparkling days spent out in nature. For an added sense of immersion, she’s also converted the work into GIFs.

 

Lucy Davey is represented by The Artworks

Clinique’s Valentine’s Campaign Illustrated by Aurelia Lange

 

This year, Clinique commissioned Aurelia Lange to illustrate their range of products for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Utilising her signature brushstrokes and joyful colours, Aurelia let the products sing and highlighted to perennial connection between beauty and love.

 

 

She also created a bespoke font for the work, used to feature catchy taglines. The work has been used in social media campaigns across Clinique's channels.

 

 

Aurelia Lange is represented by The Artworks

Lumps Animates Video For Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Phosphor's Lumps (aka Sam Drew) has been working on animations for a very important campaign for the past two years. Sex trafficking is one of Canada’s most lucrative and misunderstood crimes. Let’s Talk About Sex Trafficking is a campaign from Covenant House Toronto aimed at empowering and equipping parents and teens with the tools they need to help prevent sex trafficking in Canada. The images you see here are stills from the videos, which will launch on Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness day, February 22, 2024.

At the heart of the campaign are the two videos, illustrated and animated by Lumps, which are based on real stories of sex trafficking survivors. The campaign encourages parents to watch these videos with their teens to help understand the red flags in the luring process and how sex trafficking happens. There is also a microsite for teens featuring animation from the videos that includes information about healthy relationships, safety tips and where to get help.

Animation is a unique way to tell survivor stories. The goal was to tell these stories in a medium that teens would pay attention to, which is why Lumps was picked - Sam's signature style is bright, engaging and accessible. Animation also allows use of symbolism to tell parts of the story and cover a heavy and complex topic in a more approachable way for this audience.

Development of the campaign concept was informed by research conducted with survivors, teens, parents and educators. The campaign is supported by social media advertising, PR and parent and teen influencers.

To find more of Lumps' work check out his portfolio or animation page and get in touch with Trina at Phosphor to commission him for your next project.

Ben Hasler – Lignacite website, livery and branding.

 

 

Ben was selected to work on Lignacite's website creating illustrations of their domestic and commercial buildings. Lignacite are specialists the providing masonary blocks and building materials for some of the mostwell known bulidings in the UK.

 

Lignacite have been providing construction materials 75 years, supplying sustainable masonry products which have been used to construct many of the most iconic buildings that define contemporary Britain, especially in London, East Anglia and the Southeast.

Ben Hasler is represented by NB Illustration

Débora Islas for Rolling Stone Magazine

An alluring portrait illustration from the hands of Débora Islas is commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Featured in the Rolling Stone reviews section, Débora's seductive and beautifully crafted artwork is of Colombian-American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis.

The magazine reviews the musician's new Latino album, one which is entirely in Spanish and is inspired by the timeless, mysterious, mystical, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid.

Débora Islas is represented by IllustrationX

Katharine Asher for The Radio Times

Katharine Asher is honoured to illustrate an iconic fashion 'look' on the cover of Radio Times.

"This is the job of my dreams", says Katharine, tasked with creating an illustration of the 1947 'New Look,' and employing the bold black and white lines characteristic of the renowned illustrator René Gruau.

The assignment required exploring both retro and contemporary approaches to Dior's classic design, which involved initial sketches, and additionally, the exciting opportunity to craft the title text in a freehand brush and ink style.

Katharine explains, "As a creative team we went from initial  sketches to finished cover in just two days, the speed of decisions and response was exhilarating and the result quite dynamic - as was the collaborative intention. This Radio Times cover was created to publicise the historical story behind fashion's fiercest rivalry, between Dior and Chanel - a story of corsets, couture and Nazi collaborations. When Christian Dior shocked the world with his New Look collection, of which this look is considered the most iconic, he was expressing a desire for beauty and extravagance after the horror of war. A new drama on Apple TV this week tells the story of Dior as seen through the prism of wartime Paris and Dior's rivalry with Coco Chanel."

Katharine received some affirming comments from the art director -

 

'I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a fantastic illustrated cover, it really did knock the socks off not just me but everyone who saw it , the editors were really wowed by all you did, the images were beautifully drawn with loads of poses and attitude  – the final image is really impactful, and your additional typography only added to it.' Jacob Howard - Radio Times.

Katherine Asher is represented by IllustrationX

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